... into the Dr. I had told him I wanted to take something to quit smoking I was prescribed Budeprion XL 150mg stayed on this for 4 weeks got nothing but irritable and insomia.I continued to take this and my Zoloft was cut down to 50 mg. The Dr says there is nothing else I can use, zyban is just another name for Welbutrin. I took Welbutrin in its regular form years ago and stopped smoking in a week, but was left to jittery to continue on the pill. Does anyone have any suggestions. I keep hearing these different named drugs although the same can work differently in different bodies. I had also tried Chantex that did nothing might as well not have us did not even get side effects. Please help, I really want to stop
18 Aug 2010
I am sorry for you. My husband has smoked for 37 years now and he has not been able to quit with Wellbutin or the patch. My sister and brother-in-law finally quit through prayer. I was totally surprized because they had never been religious. My sister had never gone to church. I am not preaching religion but I know prayer has worked for some people. I hope you find something that works for you.
18 Aug 2010
Hi there, I smoke now, been smoking since I was 14... Its really a shame. I no longer get pleasure from smoking, actually I feel worse and worse, beat myself up so bad sometimes. Then other times I feel I should give myself a break, I guess. I call it, well... a pain in the a$$ if you know what I mean. I think about my 80 year old Grandmother and in her last years, had to quit because of having to go into a nursing home... I was the one who wound up hounding her as a child "Grandmom, You really should quit!" Boy, what a hippocrite I turned out to be! Well at that time I dont recall remembering one reason why she shouldnt quit anyway! She lived through polio, the great deppression and so many other things I really believe that after smoking 2 cartons a week, she is stronger than I could ever be.
One thing stands out in my mind though, What did people do to quit before medication?? Is it possible we can do what they did? ANSWER: YES! This is not mission impossible because as you know what? We control THE ACT of smoking! We have to reach DEEP DEEP into our pockets, scrounge up money we shouldnt be wasting in this economy, shutter to ask some acne laced teenager for a pack, regret having asked and open the pack, then take out that lovely little foil paper, then take one whiff, remove ciggarette and light accordingly... now I know in that brief line I can count 5 or more, IF I wanted to opportunities to say no, and mean it! Cold turkey is the way to do it, I would rather not try Chantix,the list of side effects are worse than Heroin, I believe! Well... I believe in you! and it seems like a support group/quitting buddy is def the way to go... and coming from someone who has one, those cool little E-cigs are def worth the trouble to keep charged, if you can keep to the thing, not to mention one puff on the 'high' nicotine blows me away like Hank Hill mowing his lawn with a new lawnmower! So, I know you can do it, If you want to. But you have to want to! And save all that medicine on this one, because we know in the past, they did it without 'em. Just plain ol' American, will-power! Just Quit already!!! --- and on this one I am taking my own advice too!!!
18 Aug 2010
Dear Vik- I smoked for 30 years. I had tried repeatedly to quit and tried Wellbutrin too. Finally, I discovered Comit lozenges. Unlike the patch, you take a lozenge each time you feel the need to smoke. That did it for me. You buy them over the counter at any pharmacy or Walmart. Good luck in your efforts to quit.
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